Oil plummets on fears of global slowdown

Crude oil prices fell more than 4.3% Wednesday, to a seven-month low, extending recent heavy losses following a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and fears demand will shrink due to Washington’s growing trade war with Beijing. Brent crude futures dropped 4.4%, to $56.35 a barrel, a seven-month low. Prices have lost more than 20%

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Crude oil falls as US-China trade tensions impact

Crude oil prices fell slightly Tuesday, with Brent crude remaining near seven-month lows just below $60 a barrel due to growing trade tensions between China and the U.S., Kallanish Energy reports President Trump is vowing to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports, and China is retaliating by making further moves against U.S. agricultural purchases. The

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Wti crude climbs $1/Bbl in 2020: Steo

West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices will average $62 a barrel in the second half of 2019, and $63/Bbl in 2020, the Energy Information Administration projects in the just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (Steo), Kallanish Energy reports. EIA’s forecast WTI price of $63/Bbl for December 2019, should be considered in the context of Nymex WTI futures and options

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Crude oil settles down as US Fed holds rates steady

Crude oil prices were little changed Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said the central bank will hold interest rates steady, Kallanish Energy reports. Brent crude futures were down 29 cents, or 0.47%, to $61.85 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled down 14 cents, or 0.3%, to $53.76/Bbl. Government data showed U.S. crude inventories fell

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US, Brent crudes fall amid supply-cut uncertainty, US-China tariffs

Crude oil prices settled lower Monday after a choppy trading session, as Saudi Arabia and Russia have not yet agreed to extend the Opec+ output-cutting deal, and U.S.-China trade tensions continued to threaten crude demand, Kallanish Energy understands. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 73 cents lower, at $53.26 per barrel, falling 1.4% for the

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Crude plunges nearly 4%

Crude oil prices plunged Thursday on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories and fears of a global economic slowdown due to the U.S.-China trade war, Kallanish Energy understands. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported crude stockpiles fell nearly 300,000 barrels last week, less than the 900,000 Bbl decline analysts forecast in a Reuters poll, and

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US crude prices settle up due Midwest flooding

U.S. crude oil futures gained nearly 1% Tuesday after flooding throughout the Midwest constricted crude flow from the storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, Kallanish Energy learns. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures settled at $59.14 a barrel, up 51 cents, or 0.9%, from its close on Friday before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Flooded areas

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Crude prices slip Friday, post weekly gains

Crude oil prices slipped Friday, but West Texas Intermediate and Brent both posted a weekly gain on rising concerns over more Middle East supply disruptions due to U.S.-Iran political tension, Kallanish Energy reports. A deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Friday Iran could “easily” hit U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, the latest rhetoric

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US, Brent crudes rise on Middle East tensions

Crude oil prices jumped as much as 2% Thursday as tensions in the Middle East grew, with a Saudi-led coalition launching air strikes in retaliation for recent attacks on its oil infrastructure. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 85 cents higher, at $62.87 per barrel, gaining 1.4% and closing at the highest level in two

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Oil rises as market shrugs off jump in US crude inventories

Crude oil futures rose slightly Wednesday as worries that rising tensions in the Middle East could impact global supplies overshadowed an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 24 cents higher, at $62.02 per barrel. Brent crude futures rose 53 cents, to $71.77/Bbl. U.S. crude stocks rose unexpectedly last

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Oil plummets 1+%, as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Crude oil prices dropped Tuesday as renewed doubts of a U.S.-China trade pact stoked concerns over global growth, while U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela tightened supply and helped to curtail losses, Kallanish Energy reports. President Trump Sunday said he would raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10-25% by Friday. The comments

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Crude oil slips, as U.S. inventories jump

Crude oil prices slipped Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories soared to their highest point in 19 months, as production set a record, Kallanish Energy reports. The declines were somewhat tempered by the intensifying crisis in Venezuela and Washington’s stopping Iranian oil sanction waivers as of Wednesday, with the fall in the global Brent benchmark more

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Crude rises on Saudi export cuts and lower U.S. inventories

Crude oil prices were slightly higher Thursday, as a drop in crude exports from Saudi Arabia and a drawdown in U.S. oil inventories supported prices, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 24 cents higher at $64 per barrel. Brent crude futures rose 35 cents, or 0.5%, to $71.97/Bbl, near Wednesday’s five-month high of $72.27/Bbl.

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Crude prices fall as Russia suggests it will raise output

Crude oil prices fell Tuesday from five-month highs as Russian comments signaled the possible easing of the Opec+ supply-cutting deal overcame concern violence in Libya could tighten global markets, Kallanish Energy reports. A U.S. threat to place tariffs on hundreds of European goods and a downgrade by the International Monetary Fund in its global economic

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Crude hits 5-month high, as fighting threatens Libyan output

Crude oil prices rose to a five-month high Monday, on expectations for tighter global supply due to fighting in Libya, Opec+-led cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. International benchmark Brent futures were up 69 cents, or 1%, to $71.03 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled up 2.1%, at $64.40/Bbl, and hit its highest level since

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